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Alpaca Socks From Our Herd – A Shameful Plug

October 25, 2013

They’re here…They’re finally here!!!

Positively Alpaca’s Very Own Alpaca Socks Have Arrived

Our socks are not only soft and comfy, as you would expect, but now they are from our very own black alpacas.

Where did the fiber come from?

In May all of the alpacas were shorn and then the fiber went off to the mill. The mill is in Halifax, PA and just a few short weeks later we had sock yarn. Then that sock yarn went to the sock mill in Chalfont, PA. See the pattern yet? From start to finish these socks were raised and produced in the state of Pennsylvania. It just doesn’t get much more local than that.

What are the socks like?

The socks are black heavyweight crew socks designed for men or women. Available in sizes small, medium and large. They are a blend of 65% alpaca and 35% merino wool. Don’t let the percent of alpaca fool you though. They are super soft and luxurious. Adding some merino wool helps to prolong the life of the socks, giving you more wear time.

What is the goal with these socks?

As with any business, the goal is to please the customers. Many customers have been asking for these socks and now that it is possible, I made it happen. The goal is to try them out this year and then depending on the response, I plan on getting more made next year. I would like to expand the color choices as well. So since this is trial run, I only have 25 pairs available this year. Which means, once they are gone, that is it until next year.

Where do the profits go?

Profits made are used to further care for the alpacas. Everyday they need food, shelter and healthcare. Every dollar made at Positively Alpaca goes back to the alpacas. Yes that’s right, the alpacas get it all. What do I get? Their love.

Where can you buy them?

Please feel free to call, email, or even seen me at Rice’s Market to check these socks out. The introductory price is $35.00.

Christy Deihm
436 Maple Grove Road
Mohnton, PA 19540

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